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Women’s History Today – Call for Papers for Autumn 2023

The 2022 Platinum Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth, as well as her state funeral, highlighted the importance of commemoration in the life of a nation. For Britain, these two instances of commemoration were focused on female representations of nationhood. Women’s History Today invites contributions to the topic of Women and Commemoration.

We welcome articles on the topic from a global perspective and from a variety of historical eras. Contributions can be either academic articles (6000 to 8000 words), or shorter contributions (1500 to 3000 words) on funded research projects or public history events. Abstracts (250 words) for proposals should be submitted to Kate Terkanian at Bournemouth University ( by 27 February 2023, with initial drafts of papers due on 24 April 2023.

Please contact Kate Terkanian with any questions you may have.